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BOOK OF THE MONTH
IMMUNE: A JOURNEY INTO THE MYSTERIOUS SYSTEM THAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE
Philipp Dettmer
1299

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By Light Alone
Adam Roberts

Classification : Humour
Pub Date : Jun 15, 2012
Imprint : Gollancz
Page Extent : 432
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780575083660
Price : 699

About the book

In a world where we have been genetically engineered so that we can photosynthesise sunlight with our hair hunger is a thing of the past, food an indulgence. The poor grow their hair, the rich affect baldness and flaunt their wealth by still eating.



But other hungers remain . . .



The young daughter of an affluent New York family is kidnapped. The ransom demands are refused. A year later a young women arrives at the family home claiming to be their long lost daughter. She has changed so much, she has lived on light, can anyone be sure that she has come home?



Adam Roberts' new novel is yet another amazing melding of startling ideas and beautiful prose. Set in a New York of the future it nevertheless has echoes of a Fitzgeraldesque affluence and art-deco style. It charts his further progress as one of the most important writers of his generation.


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Adam Roberts
Adam Roberts is European Business and Finance correspondent for the Economist, based in Paris. Previously, he was South Asia bureau chief for the same magazine. He is the author of Th...(+)
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